January 26, 2023

No. 5 Ohio State Opens Big Ten Slate at No. 6 Michigan Saturday


No. 5 Ohio State at No. 6 Michigan

Date: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023

Venue: Cliff Keen Arena (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

Meet: 1 p.m. ET | Live Results | B1G+

Rosters: Ohio State | Michigan

2023 Ohio State Scores

Head Coach Rustam Sharipov talks about the Buckeyes' season and team chemistry.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 5 Ohio State men’s gymnastics team travels to No. 6 Michigan for the Big Ten opener on Saturday for a 1 p.m. dual meet. The meet will be broadcast live on B1G+.

  • Ohio State had the highest team score (405.350) among six teams at the Navy Open last weekend.
  • On Monday, freshman Kristian Grahovski was named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week, the first weekly award for a Buckeye this season.
  • At the Navy Open, the Buckeyes improved five of their six event scores from the previous week.
  • Ohio State earned the highest pommel horse score in the country so far this season with a total of 68.250 at the Navy Open.
  • Grahovski won the pommel horse title with a career-best 14.250.
  • Freshman Parker Thackston is tied for fifth in the country on pommel horse with an average score of 13.900. He also reached 14.000 this past weekend.

TEAM RANKINGS (according to Road to Nationals)

  • Floor (5th): 66.325 average, 67.600 high
  • Pommel Horse (2nd): 67.000 average, 68.250 high
  • Rings (5th): 66.450 average, 66.900 high
  • Vault (5th): 70.675 average, 71.000 high
  • Parallel bars (9th): 65.300 average, 65.750 high
  • High bar (8th): 64.375 average, 66.500 high

The Buckeyes’ first home meet is against Illinois on Feb. 11, beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Admission and parking are free to all regular-season home men’s gymnastics meets. Ohio State will host the 2023 Big Ten Championships on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1.


Freshman Kristian Grahovski talks about being named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week and the upcoming meet at Michigan.